Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


The New and Improved SAMFE Virtual Practicum

The New and Improved SAMFE Virtual Practicum

Explore the NEW Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Virtual Practicum, a free online training that teaches each step of the medical forensic exam, even preparing professionals to testify in court. Through patient simulations, learners practice skills to care for patients from different populations, including transgender patients, older adults, adolescents, cisgender males, and incarcerated patients. The forensic lab and court room areas show how evidence from the exam is analyzed for DNA and used for prosecution. Nurses can earn up to 19.5 hours of continuing education with the Virtual Practicum.  

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Trans/Non-Binary Survivors and Forensic Exams: Care, Compassion, and Creativity

Trans/Non-Binary Survivors and Forensic Exams: Care, Compassion, and Creativity

Forensic exams are difficult for anyone. Trans and non-binary survivors face additional social, legal, and medical barriers when pursuing medical care, healing from trauma, and seeking legal or restorative justice. This session will explore how forensic nurse examiners, advocates, and other medical providers working with survivors directly after a sexual assault can more effectively and respectfully serve trans survivors.

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Forensic Nurse Case Review

Forensic Nurse Case Review

Unfortunately, forensic nurses have historically practiced in “silos” and not participated in peer review as part of their practice within their programs and communities. Case, or Peer review, has considerable potential and is a key component of modern quality assurance and patient satisfaction. In the forensic world, case review ensures that the evidence collected, and injuries identified are accurate before going to court for a criminal or civil trial.

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Social Justice Disparities in Utilizing Forensic Nurses – The Innovative Generalist Perspective

Social Justice Disparities in Utilizing Forensic Nurses – The Innovative Generalist Perspective

Forensic nurses have historically been deployed for cases of sexual assault and are under-utilized by law enforcement, advocates, and healthcare settings. As our communities experience even greater numbers of violent crimes, it is essential that forensic nurses are better utilized to care for victim patients and create stronger outcomes. The “generalist perspective” is a paradigm shift designed to eliminate the inequities between victims of violence and assures that all victims of trauma across the lifespan are cared for by skilled, trauma-informed nurses. The generalist model assures care responses that work in urban, rural, and tribal communities with a variety of staffing options.

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A Simple Multidisciplinary Approach to Strangulation that Doubled both Forensic Medical Examinations and Reports to Law Enforcement

A Simple Multidisciplinary Approach to Strangulation that Doubled both Forensic Medical Examinations and Reports to Law Enforcement

The Tulsa Police Department coordinated a multi-agency community approach to address the consequences of the violent act of strangulation and promote the availability of medical examinations for patients.

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Law Enforcement: What Can the SANE Tell You at the End of the Medical Forensic Examination?

Law Enforcement: What Can the SANE Tell You at the End of the Medical Forensic Examination?

The medical forensic examination is arguably one of the most critical components of a victim-centered response to sexual assault. The exam has two main goals: to treat the survivor of the assault for any medical injuries that may have resulted from the assault and to collect precious evidence that may eventually lead to the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of the offender. At the completion of the examination, the medical forensic report is generated.

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Where Science Compliments Justice: Forensic Nurses at Trial

Where Science Compliments Justice: Forensic Nurses at Trial

Forensic nurses must be prepared to interact competently and knowledgeably with the legal system, and testify in courts of law, typically as experts, regarding their examinations and findings. Prosecutors utilizing such expertise must understand the role of the forensic nurse and how best to elicit an expert opinion on the witness stand. This workshop will address preparation and interaction from both perspectives (prosecutor and forensic nurse), proper interaction with adverse attorneys, how to develop and prepare compelling testimony, and tips for testifying.

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“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Transgender Survivors

“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Transgender Survivors

EVAWI is pleased to offer a series of FREE Community Conversations, delving into important topics covered in the new Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum. In this second session, Detective Toni Dias, Jennifer Heard, Erik Simon, and michael munson, will discuss how we can better advocate and care for transgender patients.

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“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Incarcerated Survivors

“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Incarcerated Survivors

EVAWI is pleased to offer a series of FREE Community Conversations, delving into important topics covered in the new Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum. In this first session, guests Linda McFarlane of Just Detention International, Kenneth James of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and Nadine Ebanks, Lead Nurse Practitioner at the Nancy J. Cotterman Center in Florida, will discuss how we can better advocate and care for incarcerated patients.

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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam – A Case Study Highlighting The Need for Better Collaboration

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam – A Case Study Highlighting The Need for Better Collaboration

In June 2011, the Platte County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a body located in a conservation area. When they arrived, deputies found a semi-nude white female with severe injuries to her head, wearing only a bikini top. The deceased was identified as Alyssa Shippert. The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries to the head. The Sheriff’s office worked numerous leads but was unable to establish a suspect in the case.

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